October 3 - Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, of New York, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
October 6 - Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
October 8 - They died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a rocket propelled grenade. Killed were:
- Capt. Joshua S. Lawrence, 29, of Nashville, Tenn. and
- Capt. Drew E. Russell, 25, of Scotts, Mich.